Action needed by April 15, 2019!
The proposed “dirty water” rule would rollback Clean Water Act protections for nearly two million miles of streams and wetlands nationwide.
Please take a moment to read through and sign on to our letter below, which will go to the Maine federal delegation on April 15th. We are counting on members and friends like you to join in what we hope is a very long list of signatories who are passionate lake advocates. (Be assured that if you share your email address below, we will not use it in any way other than to send you a “thank you” note for supporting this very important issue.)
Want to do more?
We encourage you to respond directly to the federal register with your comments. Although you can elaborate as much as you want, all you really need to say is you OPPOSE changes to the Clean Water Rules that exclude headwater streams and isolated wetlands. Ways to do this:
• Use the Federal eRulemaking Portal (the preferred method). Click on the “Comment Now” button in the upper right-hand corner.
• Email OW-Docket@epa.gov and include Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-0149 in the subject line of the message.
• Mail to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center, Office of Water Docket, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460.
- The Natural Resources Council of Maine Fact Sheet on the Dirty Water Rule
- The EPAs Summary of the scientific evidence supporting the 2015 Clean Water Rule
1 Deciphering dueling analyses of clean water regulations Kevin J. Boyle, Matthew J. Kotchen and V. Kerry Smith, Science 358 (6359), 49-50
2 Water Quality Affects Property Prices: A Case Study of Selected Maine Lakes. Holly Michael, Kevin Boyle, and Roy Bouchard. Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station Misc. Report 398, Feb 1996, Univ. of Maine.